Female Engineering Students

Career Attractors
  • Michelle Wallace
  • Ian Lings
  • Neroli Sheldon
  • Roslyn Cameron


There are still relatively few women in engineering studies in Australia. In overall completions, women are outnumbered by men 5:1 in Engineering and related technologies. At the same time many industries such as mining, construction and rail are in a growth phase. However, the rail industry, particularly, is not attracting sufficient engineers and skilled technicians from within the Australian labour market and is facing widespread retirements from an ageing workforce. Rail is thus trying to actively attract early and mid-career engineers and skilled technical workers and is in competition for talent with other industries.


Brand Equity Outcome Expectation Engineering Student Engineering Career Employer Brand 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michelle Wallace
    • 1
  • Ian Lings
    • 2
  • Neroli Sheldon
    • 3
  • Roslyn Cameron
    • 4
  1. 1.Associate Professor of Human ResourcesSouthern Cross UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Professor of MarketingQueensland University of TechnologyAustralia
  3. 3.Research AssociateSouthern Cross Business SchoolAustralia
  4. 4.Senior LecturerCentral Queensland UniversityAustralia

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